For example, had the government continued to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau, then the South would have legislated their discriminatory laws much later, if not at all. If the Freedmen’s Bureau had continued, African Americans and poor whites would have continued to receive support from the government as well as from other volunteers, such as carpetbaggers and scalawags. Over time, Southerners would begin to realize that former slaves were becoming equals to them, and slowly begin to accept it, especially since blacks would have the resources and people to enforce this idea. This would lead to America being the just and equal society citizens had wanted since the
Although this only freed slaves in the rebellious area, it demonstrated the moral side of the war. In Lincoln's letter written in 1863, he stated “Why should they do anything for us, if we will do nothing for them?” (Doc 3). He is referring to the African Americans which shows that Lincoln’s policies and goals in the Civil War driven by the desire to enlist African Americans in fighting to preserve the Union. Consequently, the freed slaves were encouraged to enlist and take part of the Union side and army. Their addition into the fight against the confederacy was a great benefit for the Union.
First, they blamed the south for causing the Civil War that ended prior. Secondly, they wanted to help the slaves because they felt they needed protection. His main concern was to make an economic opportunity for the slaves. He wanted them to make a living on their own and not depend of the “whites” as they have been used to. Then there was Charles Sumner, thinking on the same lines as Stevens.
689), his previous claims and allegations point to the idea that “reconstruction” towards a perfectly equal society could actually be possible. Looking at America today, impressive strides towards equality have already been achieved since the early 18th and 19th centuries including the election of our very first black president for two terms. The steep uphill battle towards white and black races (and all minorities) living in a country upon an equal footing will be most challenging. But unlike the thinking of De Tocqueville, the possibility of this idealistic world is plausible but simply cannot be achieved overnight. Considering how far we have come as a nation from the time of slavery to now, the future could hold that version of equality that we are so set on achieving.
Presenting to the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition, Booker T. Washington delivered his most famous speech, "The Atlanta Compromise Address". In this speech Washington shares his belief that his fellow African Americans and other former slaves should make the best of what they have and to strive to excel in the positions and jobs they already occupy rather than continually fighting for. He insists that the people of the white race also do not see what they have around them. He wants the whites and blacks in south to realize that they need each other and should act in ways to coexist. To convey his belief, Washington uses rhetorical strategies such as the following: the three rhetorical appeals, allegory, and repetition.
The first document Advocates Slavery, George Fitzhugh states that he supported slavery. Before the American Civil War pro-slavery forces changed from protecting the idea of slavery and explaining it to be a positive idea. Fitzhugh insisted that African Americans were childish people that needed protection. Other people believed that black people were not able to live out in free world. Fitzhugh said that “the negro race is inferior to the white race, and living in their midst, they would be far outstripped or outwitted in the chaos of free competition."
Washington’s “Atlanta Compromise” speech is a highly influential agreement struck since he used so much imagery while encouraging African Americans and whites to not be resentful people mainly towards each other. He wanted to inspire African Americans to take their education seriously and also improve economical gains to support political equalities for all. Washington used a simple story to illustrate a moral to point out his call for economic comity. However, disfranchise and segregation movements started in 1890. The south treated African Americans with denigration and humiliation.
The allusions used various aspects of America in order to tell the story of the hardships that African Americans had faced. African Americans lack of basic rights during this time period in a place where everyone is considered, “free” is frustrating and created anger. African Americans should be considered as an equal citizen, they seemed to have found a home in a place where hopes and a better future was not there. Hughes wanted to convey that America should be free for all, and stand by its motto instead, of restricted for
I’d promote the importance of being an African American man living in a country that was meant to constantly suppress our freedom and hide our worth. Being able to reach the people of my color is more than important because we’ve been held down for so long, but now it’s our time to shine. A way in which my legacy will continue to grow is through my completion of the
Rosa Parks The Civil Right Movement was the African-American way of fighting for equality to the whites and it was supposed to be a nonviolent way to protest. Khan academy stated that “After the Civil War, during the period known as Reconstruction, the passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments established a legal foundation for the political equality of African Americans. Despite the abolition of slavery and legal gains for African Americans, racial segregation known as Jim Crow arose in the South”. Jim Crow law meant that African American could not be at the same place as the white people. Even after slavery was over people of colored were still being treated unequal to the white people, they did not have the same benefits and rights that the white people had.
The article was directed towards the African American community or the Negroes to offer an alternative ideology. The sources was created in and attempt to create a new movement that would advance the negro people without compromising higher education, civil rights and self-respect. Since he is directly scrutinizing the work of a Negro man, his work can be biased and that affects the reliability of the source given. The path given to us by Booker T. Washington is an ineffective one and gives no structure to what was previously done for the past fifteen years. The source is important because you need to advocate change for the betterment of the Negroes in order for the generations to be successful in what they do.
Washington too believed in America, but in a slightly different way. The story of his life, growing up as a slave and becoming one of the most powerful African American public figures by the end of the 1800’s, shows the idea of the American Dream. He stressed hard work and perseverance to African Americans in order to rise up as he did. As expressed through his speech later entitled the “Atlanta Compromise”, Washington believed that black people should not speak out against racial oppression in turn for education in vocational trades. In his speech, Washington said that “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” (Atlanta Compromise, 4) He believed that these self-help skills would make the African American population a stronger workforce and therefore enable them to earn money and elevate themselves through hard work and purchase of material